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A sundial in a grave--1610

Author: Mary Gentle
Publisher: New York : Perennial, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Perennial edView all editions and formats
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In an effort to expose the newly crowned queen Marie de Medici's ruthless plot to assassinate her husband, French king Henri IV, professional duelist and court spy Valentin Rochefort inadvertently carries it out. Now the noble yet unscrupulous swordsman must plan a perilous escape from Paris, reluctantly paired with the insolent, insouciant youth Dariole, who also swings a mean epee. Their journeys take them to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Love stories
Spy stories
Fiction
History
Romance fiction
Spy fiction
Named Person: James, King of England; Maximilien de Béthune Sully, duc de; James, King of England; Maximilien de Béthune Sully, duc de
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Gentle
ISBN: 0380820412 9780380820412
OCLC Number: 60127710
Notes: Revised edition of: 1610 : a sundial in a grave. 2003.
Description: 672 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Mary Gentle.

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In an effort to expose the newly crowned queen Marie de Medici's ruthless plot to assassinate her husband, French king Henri IV, professional duelist and court spy Valentin Rochefort inadvertently carries it out. Now the noble yet unscrupulous swordsman must plan a perilous escape from Paris, reluctantly paired with the insolent, insouciant youth Dariole, who also swings a mean epee. Their journeys take them to the glittering London court of King James Stuart, where they become involved in another assassination attempt; to a wind-swept Japanese beach, site of a duel between noble and samurai; and back to Paris. This sweeping and absorbing historical novel takes minor characters from The Three Musketeers and tells their breathless story 15 years prior. Fictional and historical characters and events are deftly intertwined among the multiple plot strands within an intriguing literary device--this novel is the supposed restored translated text of actual memoirs and related historical papers.

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